Art and Science

The art collection has been growing with new digital art, paintings and prints and a large framed poster of cognitive biases of the human brain.  Another local artist actually did a digital painting just for the transhuman house that is only digital, plus art for the Architect room and Post Human Suite.  A new digital frame was moved to the posthuman suite and we are working on an elevator archive system using iot wench’s to hide away in the ceiling. 

My favorite new addition to the house include’s an Odin Crisper which includes this:

Comes with an example experiment that teaches you many molecular biology and gene engineering techniques.

Want to really know what this whole CRISPR thing is about? Why it could revolutionize genetic engineering? This kit includes everything you need to make precision genome edits in bacteria at home including Cas9, tracrRNA, crRNA and Template DNA template for an example experiment.

Includes example experiment to make a genome mutation(K43T) to the rpsL gene changing the 43rd amino acid, a Lysine(K) to a Threonine(T) thereby allowing the bacteria to survive on Strep media which would normally prevent its growth.

Kit contains enough materials for around 5 experiments or more

  • LB Agar
  • LB Strep/Kan/Arabinose Agar
  • Glass bottle for pouring plates
  • Non-pathogenic E. coli bacteria
  • Inoculation Loops/Plate Spreader
  • 10-100uL variable volume adjustable pipette(1uL increments)
  • Box of 96 Pipette Tips
  • 14 Petri Plates
  • Microcentrifuge tube rack
  • Nitrile Gloves
  • Microcentrifuge tubes
  • 50mL Tube for measuring
  • Bacterial transformation buffer 25mM CalCl2, 10% PEG 8000
  • LB Media for transformation recovery
  • Cas9 plasmid
  • gRNA plasmid
  • Template DNA

http://www.the-odin.com/diy-crispr-kit/?gclid=CjwKCAjw8r_XBRBkEiwAjWGLlNDCe6CegQpxNEQ8memwcvdBVSSVFR4EPw3KCj8iELoWngVoyHaomBoCWlEQAvD_BwE

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